Lake Leelanau is a tiny community at "The Narrows", the tiny waterway connecting North and South Lake Leelanau. At the Narrows, you'll find a terrific Catholic church and school, some great local dining, a bit of shopping, and can even enjoy a glass or two of wine.
Depending on where you'd like to go in the Leelanau Peninsula, the community of Lake Leelanau is at the center of your journey. Head west and you'll get to Leland. Go east and you'll reach Suttons Bay. Drive south and you'll hit Cedar.
No matter what "up north" activity you prefer, Lake Leelanau has it for you. The actual body of water that is Lake Leelanau spans 21 miles and offers visitors some of the area's best watersports. Use your jet ski, speed boat, pontoon boat, stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or simply float in the warm and gentle waters. You'll hear and see water skiers, tubers, and more enjoying the lake almost daily. At the south end of the lake you'll find entry into the Cedar River as well.
During the winter, Lake Leelanau offers fantastic ice fishing, ice skating, and other snow-covered activities. Ride the trails with an ATV or snowmobile, snowshoe or cross-country ski over hills with stunning views of the lake below. Lake Leelanau is a true four-season lake, and the community of Lake Leelanau is the perfect place to enjoy it.